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Old 05-04-2009
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need help with wheels

i just bought some saleen wheels 18 x 9 and 18 x 10. i already have a 5/16" spacer, i installed the fron t but the bolts are too short and the tip has no thread for about 1/4 inch, does anyone know a part number for longer bolts? i went all over town but nobody has any for the ranger, i asked for a set of mustang bolts and they are 2" long (thats like 1/4 inch longer than the rangers but mustang's thread goes all the way to the end will these fit on my ranger??

what do you guys suggest?
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your parts stores aren't very helpful.

their measured by the part that gets pressed into the hub/axle and the thead diameter/pitch..

parts stores have a big assortment, their just not willing to look. or you got the n00b
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Get some ET Lugs from Ebay
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I'm running some Moroso (sp) Studs that are about 1" longer than stock, I had to grind down the knurl a little to make them fit. you can see them here
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yea probably the noob's it was kinda late when i went looking for them, should try another day in the morning when the old timers are working? but in the meanwhile anyone who has put mustang wheels on their trucks what have you done to fit the front wheels?
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my vote is for you to get some of the 1" wheel adapters with their own set of lug nuts in them, they have always worked good for me
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5/16 and 1" is a hell of a difference when it comes to wheel spacers.
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well yes, but mustang wheels are always known to be sucked wayyyy in, so it may look better. they may rub the fender though depending on how low he is, so i guess longer studs might be the way to go
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oh I'm not disagreeing. those mondo long *** wheel studs are just screaming.. its a disaster waiting to happen haha.
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i think the adapters are safer but idk
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any part numbers for the lugs? anyone know if the mustangs bolts fit the rangers hub? a guy at napa and i compared both ranger and mustang and theres only like 1/4" longer and have thread all the way to the end?
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to casper:

how did you replace the bolts??? and did you use any specal tools?
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any part numbers for the lugs? anyone know if the mustangs bolts fit the rangers hub? a guy at napa and i compared both ranger and mustang and theres only like 1/4" longer and have thread all the way to the end?
tell the guy at the parts store not to be a lazy **** and go look through the bins.. I've done it for customers on a few occasions.


and replacing studs, you gotta beat the old one out somehow.. and beat the new one in
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yea like Matt said, beat out the old ones then pound the new ones in no special tools needed
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i found this on line

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

the ranger's knurl size is .570" and the arp studs are .568 will they fit too loose?

i also found this

http://www.livermoreperformance.com/...l_spacers.html

ARP Wheel Studs (.585" knurl diameter) use with .570"-.580" hole (fits 1979-04 front hubs) 8SWF $9/ea


is .585 too big for the ranger?

any help or advised?
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...om-albums.html

sucks that i could not upload a picture but here is the link of how she sits if someone can make it bigger thank you.
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